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UNIDO, Morocco working together on vocational training and skills

CASABLANCA, 17 May 2022 – Globalization and the transition to a green and digital economy are driving demand for workers with new skills and different types of expertise. UNIDO supports high-quality v...

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Uday Pride: bringing quality to thinking, work and systems in India's automotive component sector

Mahipal Gupta, Chief Managing Director at Autolite (India) Ltd, applies this saying to his experience with Uday Pride, an automotive component supplier development programme funded by India's Ministry...

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  • UNIDO and the Government of Slovenia sign a Roadmap for Cooperation
    UNIDO and the Government of Slovenia sign a Roadmap for Cooperation

    VIENNA, 30 June 2022 – Following the 30th anniversary celebration of Slovenia’s membership to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller and the Slovenian Minister of Economic Development Matjaž Han signed a Roadmap for Cooperation – a framework document outlining the key bilateral cooperation elements, including common objectives, high-potential thematic priorities, and geographical scope for joint activities – that complements the existing Cooperation Agreement.

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  • Director General Müller’s action-packed mission to Germany
    Director General Müller’s action-packed mission to Germany

    BERLIN, 24 June 2022 - UNIDO’s Director General, Gerd Müller, took part in the GreenTech Festival, a global platform for empowering changemakers and fostering innovative green technologies. During his mission to Berlin, Müller also met German policymakers.

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  • UNIDO launches global knowledge platform to promote sustainable industrial parks and special economic zones
    UNIDO launches global knowledge platform to promote sustainable industrial parks and special economic zones

    VIENNA, 21 June 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched the beta version of its Sustainable Industrial Park Platform (SIPP), a global knowledge and resource centre for industrial parks and other related area development initiatives.

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  • UNIDO Director General strengthens cooperation with Italian government, UN agencies and private sector
    UNIDO Director General strengthens cooperation with Italian government, UN agencies and private sector

    ROME, 17 June 2022 — On an official three-day mission to Italy, Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), held bilateral meetings with high-level representatives of United Nations agencies, Italian government ministries and the private sector.

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  • Director General Müller to BRICS ministers: “industrial policies can help us decarbonize”
    Director General Müller to BRICS ministers: “industrial policies can help us decarbonize”

    BEIJING, 9 June 2022 - Addressing the 12th BRICS Trade Ministers Meeting, held in virtual format and chaired by China, UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller said the world is “facing a triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution,” and called for greater global solidarity because “our prosperity, everyone’s prosperity, depends on a healthy planet!”

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  • UNIDO Director General calls for action at Stockholm+50
    UNIDO Director General calls for action at Stockholm+50

    STOCKHOLM, 3 June 2022 - Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), participated in Stockholm+50, a crucial international environmental meeting, commemorating the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrating 50 years of global environmental action.

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  • UNIDO, Morocco working together on vocational training and skills
    UNIDO, Morocco working together on vocational training and skills

    CASABLANCA, 17 May 2022 – Globalization and the transition to a green and digital economy are driving demand for workers with new skills and different types of expertise. UNIDO supports high-quality vocational training delivery and is promoting more public-private partnerships to achieve this. It also works on skills development to meet demand and help create jobs.

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  • Gerd Müller named GREEN BRANDS German personality of the year 2021
    Gerd Müller named GREEN BRANDS German personality of the year 2021

    NUREMBERG, 17 May 2022 - For his many efforts to combat hunger and climate change, and for protecting the environment, Gerd Müller has been named GREEN BRANDS German personality 2021.

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  • UNIDO and Morocco reinforce partnership to drive green industrial development
    UNIDO and Morocco reinforce partnership to drive green industrial development

    RABAT, 16 May 2022 – Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), is making an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco to discuss future cooperation between UNIDO and Morocco.

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  • Transforming commitments into action: UNIDO Director General addresses UN-Energy meeting
    Transforming commitments into action: UNIDO Director General addresses UN-Energy meeting

    NEW YORK, 4 May 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is ready to work with partners to promote energy transition solutions, including the development of green hydrogen to decarbonize critical industries such as steel and cement.

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  • UNIDO Director General meets government of Hungary representatives, discusses strategic cooperation and potential joint initiatives
    UNIDO Director General meets government of Hungary representatives, discusses strategic cooperation and potential joint initiatives

    BUDAPEST, 19 April 2022 – During an official visit, Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), met with government officials in Budapest to discuss avenues for further expanding cooperation between UNIDO and Hungary. The Director General m

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  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health And Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the goals
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    The SDGs

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and guide all global, regional and national development endeavours until the year 2030.

    Adopted in 2015, the SDGs seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They are universal, integrated and indivisible, and seek to balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental dimensions. The breadth and scope of the SDGs reflect the complexity and scale of challenges to be addressed in the modern era.

  • SDG1

    Goal 1: No Poverty

    UNIDO seeks to ensure that the benefits of industrialization are shared by all, that the living conditions of all are sustainably improved, and that no one is left behind

  • SDG2

    Goal 2: Zero Hunger

    UNIDO supports value addition to agricultural output, and helps reduce post-harvest losses and increase resource efficiency, while generating job opportunities for rural communities and increasing food security, food safety and nutrition, particularly through agri-business development and upgrading agro-food value chains

  • SDG3

    Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

    > UNIDO supports the development and upgrading of the pharmaceutical industry in developing countries for the local production of essential generic drugs and the provision of necessary appliances to the health industry, while also working to reduce pollution from industry and protecting consumer health through the implementation of food safety and sanitary standards

  • SDG4

    Goal 4: Quality Education

    UNIDO supports the development of entrepreneurial culture and skills, provides technical and vocational training, and helps enhancing young people’s skills and knowledge for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

  • SDG5

    Goal 5: Gender Equality

    UNIDO supports women in acquiring skills and gaining access to productive and financial resources that allow them to compete effectively in the economic life of their communities

  • SDG6

    Goal 6: Clean water and Sanitation

    UNIDO assists countries with the transfer of best available technologies and environmental practices to improve industrial and municipal water management and productivity, and helps prevent the discharge of industrial effluents into international waters (rivers, lakes, wetlands, and coastal areas)

  • SDG7

    Goal 7: Affordable and Clean energy

    > UNIDO promotes energy efficiency policies, technologies and practices, as well as access to affordable renewable sources of energy for the facilitation of productive activities, providing countries an opportunity to follow a low-carbon and low-emissions growth path

  • SDG8

    Goal 8: Decent work and Economic Growth

    > UNIDO facilitates structural transformation and economic growth by increasing the capacities of local industries for value addition, economic diversification, and export promotion, as well as supports the creation of decent jobs in industry and industry-related services

  • SDG9

    Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    > UNIDO seeks to advance poverty eradication and inclusiveness, build productive capacities in an inclusive manner, and provide more opportunities for all women and men as well as across social groups, also through partnerships with all stakeholders involved in industrialization processes

  • SDG10

    Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

    > UNIDO promotes greater productivity, stable employment, and increased incomes, and improves economic opportunities between and within populations, countries and regions with the aim to reach vulnerable groups, including young people, women, migrants and minorities, and a focus on pro-poor enterprise initiatives, agro-industries, greater value-addition, women and youth entrepreneurship, as well as human security issues in post-crisis situations

  • SDG11

    Goal 11: Sustainable cities and Communicaties

    > UNIDO promotes smart industries and industrial clusters in urban industrial zones that spur innovation, resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness while linking local business with global markets and supply chains

  • SDG12

    Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

    > UNIDO promotes green industries, resource efficient management, cleaner production, energy efficiency in industry, reduction of waste and pollution, and environmental sustainability policies in industrial production and consumption, such as the circular economy approach

  • SDG13

    Goal 13: Climate action

    > UNIDO promotes the reduction of industrial CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, including through sustainable energy solutions and the uptake of resource-efficient technologies and practices, and cleaner production in industrial processes

  • SDG14

    Goal 14: Life below water

    > UNIDO supports efforts to reduce the detrimental industrial impacts on water bodies through sound water management methodologies and system introduction, and strategic partnerships to protect coastal and maritime habitats and ecosystems, as well as helps to improve fisheries incomes by encouraging regional cooperation, capacity building and technology, etc.

  • SDG15

    Goal 15: Life on Land

    > UNIDO aims at improving rural livelihoods, food security and agricultural production in a sustainable manner and promotes technologies that ensure sustainable management of the soils and the generation of highly productive renewable resources, while supporting the adaptation and adoption of resource efficient and cleaner production methods, technologies and systems

  • SDG16

    Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong Institutions

    > UNIDO supports the restoration of economic activities and empowerment of communities affected by crises, and strengthens the capacities of governments and small and medium-sized enterprises to apply human rights principles and business ethics to industrial development, thus enhancing human security

  • SDG17

    Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

    > UNIDO facilitates international cooperation, multi-stakeholder partnerships and the alignment of public and private investments and industrial policies

    > UNIDO conducts capacity-building, including on trade-related national capacities

    > UNIDO fosters technology exchange mechanisms, technology policy coordination measures and related investment opportunities

    > UNIDO provides technical and statistical support to the monitoring and review of the SDGs